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  Yacht racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yacht racing is the sport of competitive sailing.
Single-handed ocean yacht racing begain with the race across the Atlantic Ocean by William Albert Andrews and Josiah W. Lawlor in 1891; however, the first regular single-handed ocean race was the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race, first held in 1960.
One such is the Three peaks yacht race in the UK which is a team competition involving sailing, cycling and running.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yacht_racing   (999 words)

 Yacht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yacht races may be over a simple course of only a few miles, or epic trans-global contests such as the Global Challenge and Clipper Round The World Race.
The use of the yacht as a pleasure boat began with Charles II of Britain, as is mentioned in the introduction to this article.
Yachting for pleasure was formerly the province of the wealthy due to expense and the manpower required (because the boats were big), but today has become the pastime of many worldwide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yacht   (2036 words)

 Sailing yacht racing
I believe that a novice at racing who has really mastered the broad and general principles of the sport, is far more competent and likely to be successful, than the man whose idea of the rules is built up upon a smattering of individual "rules" "foot-notes" and " pro-test cases".
My advice to the beginner at this game of Yacht Racing, after he has given his attention to the details of the actual steering and sailing is to study the rules of the road.
Knotty points, peculiar cases, curious situations, often arise in yacht races, merely from the fact the vessels are always moving and rapidly changing their positions and the steersmen get into a situation in which it is disputed which rule, or clause of a rule, should apply.
www.yacht-racing.net   (360 words)

 An Introduction to Radio Controlled Yacht Racing
Racing follows the same rules (The Racing Rules for Sailing frequently referred to as the RRS) as those used in full sized yacht racing (see animation below) - with a few minor changes to account for the fact that helmsmen are not in the yacht but on the shore.
Yachts are controlled by a handheld radio transmitter (see illustration) sending instructions to an onboard receiver.
Racing is fun, although it can get a bit frantic at times, especially when racing against 17 other boats.
www.leevalleymyc.org.uk /introtoyachting.html   (1063 words)

 About Yacht Racing
Contrary to the way it appears, yacht racing is not always a contest of speed.
For instance, it is a common occurrence for a well-crewed, faster yacht to blast off the starting line and sail to the wrong side of a race course, only to find the wind there decreased by just a bit.
Yacht racing is a ever-changing, complex game requiring a wide range of otherwise unrelated skills, each of which must be constantly addressed and weighed against the other.
www.clearlakeracing.com /index.php?pageID=8   (534 words)

 Boston Yacht Club Racing
The non-spinnaker races were originally established to encourage cruisers and non-racers to try their hand at racing competition in a more benign environment.
This is the perfect race for those racers who are new to night racing because it is a short distance, and also as it is a simple straight run to the finish which usually takes from 6 to 10 hours to complete.
Run as a pursuit race with classes for both racers and cruisers, the race is followed by a chowder party at the club where awards are presented for the top five finishers in each class.
www.bostonyc.org /racing.htm   (1177 words)

 Ultimate Challenge Presentations - Robin Davie
He has sailed the sail, and now he's here to talk the talk, bringing his unique and action-packed perspective on challenge though a riveting tale of life at sea that is punctuated by a spectacular slide and video presentation of adventure, sailing, the ocean and wildlife.
At 27,000 miles in length and seven months in duration, it is the longest race on earth for an individual in any sport.
It is widely regarded as an Ultimate Challenge, a voyage that is the Mount Everest of the Ocean.
www.sailsc.com   (213 words)

 racing News yacht racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When you are on the lookout for the best information on yacht racing, it will be intricate extricating superior advice from misguided yacht racing submissions or guidance so it is important to recognize how to moderate the advice you are presented with.
A great tip to pursue when you are presented with information or advice on a yacht racing page is to research who is behind the website.
This may show you who owns the site yacht racing credentials The quickest way to work out who owns the yacht racing site is to look for the 'about' page.
www.racing-news.info /yacht-racing.htm   (218 words)

 Global Yacht Racing - ocean, RORC, Sydney Hobart, Fastnet, Solent racing
Global Yacht Racing's world wide racing program offers ordinary individuals the opportunity to become part of an outstanding yacht racing team campaigning in major yacht races around the globe.
When you join a race team with Global Yacht Racing you will be competing on high performance race yachts in the greatest international regattas and the toughest ocean races in the world.
Global Yacht Racing is based in Southampton, UK, and specialises in all aspects of blue water ocean yacht racing, including training and world wide racing programs.
www.globalyachtracing.com   (206 words)

 Neuse Yacht Racing Association
Bill Jarvis and I did race committee this year and Jay's crew, Bill and I all had a great time and were very impressed with the facilities and hospitality that Bald Head provided.
The race had a good one design turnout and 15 to 20 PHRF boats on the river.
The next ICRC race is the Dragons Breath in Oriental on August 5 and 6.
www.nyra.org   (461 words)

 Yacht Racing on Sydney Harbour - where to start
Middle Harbour Yacht Club at The Spit in Mosman is the closest yacht club to Sydney Private Sailing's base at Clontarf Marina.
Racing is a great way to gain sailing experience and meet new friends.
A yacht racing crew is a team and as with any team, what they are looking for from the crew is commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to turn up every week through the sailing season.
www.sydneyprivatesailing.com.au /racing.htm   (250 words)

 Yacht Racer's Resource Center - Getting Into Racing
Racing is a fun way of increasing your enjoyment of sailing and your investment in your boat.
This type of race is held at a number of Yacht Clubs in the area.
Each yacht club is a little different and over the twenty five years I have sailed I have been a member of four yacht clubs.
www.yrrc.com /getting_into_racing.html   (1020 words)

 Lake Geneva Yacht Club - Our History
In the 1890's, the club was racing four or five classes--25 ft. and 21 ft. classes of sandbaggers led the fleet, with other classes of "cat-boats," "finkeelers" and "knockabouts" for less strenuous sailing.
A worse problem than rival yacht clubs on the lake was the game of golf, which nearly killed sailing on the lake when the Country Club was formed in 1896.
In the 1899 race, six of the new type of boat showed up, and Benjamin Carpenter was the first to win with a scow.
www.lgyc.com /history.html   (2189 words)

 Yacht Racing
One for rescuing a fellow sailor whose yacht was sinking and one for sailing around Cape Horn without a mast.
This excellent video takes you into the action of this exciting, grueling, 8 month long race showing dismastings, storm damaged boats, cramped living conditions and the excitement and the glory as the trophy is claimed by UBS Switzerland.
The Race takes them to the Southern Ocean where waves tower as high as 100 feet, knockdowns are common, and drifting icebergs are a silent threat.
www.marinevideos.com /yachtracing.htm   (1295 words)

 PT Yacht Charters - Yacht Racing Charters and Racing Crew Positions
We are experienced enough to give even the most novice of crews the opportunity to take up yacht racing and enter in some of the biggest regattas in the UK.
Race all or part of the biggest and most talked about week-long racing regatta based from Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race is considered one of the world's classic ocean races.
www.pt-yachtcharters.com /racing.php   (363 words)

 Global Yacht Racing
What follows in the next 8 days is some of the closest, most competitive and outright hectic racing seen anywhere.
For this event we include two weekends of race training and practice prior to the event and the final practice on the Friday before.
week racing is close and competitive, and you will get to grips with white sails and spinnakers, become adept at sail trim and learn the rules and tactics of yacht racing.
www.globalyachtracing.com /raceevents_detail.asp?raceeventid=15   (263 words)

 Penticton Yacht Club Racing
The Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club, situated on the scenic southeast shores of Lake Okanagan is home to approximately 250 members from the surrounding South Okanagan communities.
Also unique to the PYTC is a highly competitive keelboat racing community, with events scheduled throughout April – November.
With both One-Design and handicap racing fleets, generally there is a style of racing suited for most anyone.
www.pytc.ca   (237 words)

 Illiana Yacht Club
Illiana Yacht Club was originally founded in 1934 as a 501(c)3 sailing and yachting instructional facility.
We are a Non-Profit Corporation Dedicated to the Education and Advancement of Sailing and Yachting.
While we target yacht racing as a prime activity, we have many other events that keep families coming back.
www.illianayachtclub.com   (304 words)

 Wired News: Ellison Goes With the Wind
USA-49, the former AmericaOne yacht that raced in the 2000 America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, is part of a fleet of restored vintage America's Cup yachts, known as the International America's Cup Class (IACCSF), which have just finished competing in regattas throughout the San Francisco Bay this summer.
His sailing resume includes being a consistent winner of the IACCSF races, sailing his yacht Sayonara into first place in five Maxi World Championships -- the cream of the crop in elite yacht racing -- and crossing the finish line first in the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart race that claimed six lives.
Oracle Racing is favored as the United States' best hope to challenge Team New Zealand in the 2003 America's Cup, which takes place in Auckland, New Zealand, from Feb. 15 through March 1.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,54219,00.html   (756 words)

 Model Yacht Sites
The Halifax Area Model Yacht Club was established in 2001, to promote the sport and hobby of Model Yachting in Montreal, Canada.
The Minuteman Model Yacht Club is the largest club devoted to model yacht sailing in New England.
In addition to its broader goals, the AMYA has been granted authority by US Sailing, the National Authority, for model yacht racing in the United States, and is a Division Member of the ISAF-RSD.
www.orgsites.com /mi/aamyc/_pgg10.php3   (612 words)

 ISAF - Home
Over 1,000 sailors and nearly 100 races boiled down to a final day of drama in Hyères; a day where the leading crews proved they are adapting well to the extra pressure of the Medal Races.
Leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race up the east coast of the USA from Annapolis to New York starts this Sunday 7 May, with the weather forecast suggesting record breaking conditions will this time play a back seat to a more tactical battle on the shortest of all the legs.
Number five in the ISAF World Match Race Rankings Paolo CIAN (ITA), 40, of Naples, joins the team as a helmsman and match racing coach in a further effort to fast track the skills of the South African newcomers to sailing's oldest and most prestigious contest.
www.sailing.org   (791 words)

 American Y-Flyer Yacht Racing Association
The Y-Flyer is a fast, hassle-free racing and pleasure sailboat that’s fun for the whole family.
The Y-Flyer is sailed in the United States and Canada, both for pleasure and for competition.
At the same time, the class has an active racing program, with more than one regatta a month all spring, summer and fall — many with a separate junior race for kids under 19.
www.yflyer.org   (330 words)

 South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association > Home
We are sailors and one design boat racers from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
We welcome all yacht clubs, sailing clubs, one design fleets, college and high school sailing teams,
racing /cruising associations, dinghy sailors and individuals to join.
www.sayra-sailing.com   (90 words)

 Yacht Racing - Beating To Windward
This eases up on the rudder and the tendency to come up into the wind is less with the forward part drawing.
The perfect balance of the yacht to windward is very essential to speed.
The rudder should trail out directly astern and should be used simply to turn, and not to do the work that the sails should do, namely, keep her from coming up into the wind or running off to leeward.
www.oldandsold.com /articles25/yacht-18.shtml   (495 words)

 Blackwater Yacht Racing Association
Based at the Pelican Point Yacht Club on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake in Southern Virginia, the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA) is a non-profit organization made up of members who enjoy sailing and sailboat racing.
BYRA keelboat races are held on alternate Saturdays in the
To learn more about sailboat racing or if you are interested in serving as a crew member on a racing sailboat, come on out.
www.byrasailing.org   (196 words)

 Yacht Racing Prints
Racing Yachts in maritime art prints by Stephen Renard, Dan Jacobsen and Alastair Houston.
She was probably the greatest racing yacht ever built and in the service of two British Kings her record of over 40 years remains unsurpassed.
Commissioned by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, she was launched in 1893 and her revolutionary design and graceful lines led to a new era in yacht racing.
www.naval-art.com /yachts.htm   (683 words)

 1906 Twelve Metre : International Yacht Racing Union's rule
One of the most popular was the Twelve Metre, initially 12 metres on the waterline and about 18 metres overall with 250 square metres of sail in a gaff rig with three headsails, a mainsail, jack yard topsail and spinnaker.
We are 60 foot on deck and have an overall length, with bowsprit and boom, of 78 feet.
Then to Cowes for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Centenary Regatta www.imeta.org after which we sail for the Mediterranean where the Twelve Metre World Championships will be held www.12mrclass.com along with events in Imperia www.veledepoca.com Cannes www.regattesroyales.com St. Tropez www.snst.org and Porto Cervo.
www.1906-twelvemetre.com   (747 words)

 Yacht Racing
Challenge 2000 : The Race to Win the America's Cup by Russell Coutts, Paul C. Larsen
Chessie Racing : The Story of Maryland's Entry in the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race
Race to Freedom : A Tale of an Impossible Around the World Journey
www.seatalebooks.com /yacht_racing.htm   (169 words)

 407 Yacht Charters, Hampshire UK - Corporate Yacht Charters from The Solent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Established in 1999, 407 Racing provides the ultimate experience, be it on a bareboat or skippered basis, for cruising or racing.
On yachts where we offer Bareboat charter, we require the skipper to provide an extensive sailing CV to cover all insurance regulations.
For those less experienced we can organise for an RYA qualified commercially endorsed yacht master to skipper the yacht and increase your skills.
www.407yachtcharter.co.uk   (455 words)

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